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Excellent Read for Condo & HOA Managers “Footing The Bill Paying for SB 326 Balcony Inspections”

Let’s make balconies safe by building them right with the best materials and skill available.

I stumbled on this article by Rachel Miller Esq and Sarah Brown with Reserve Specialist Dennis Eckert RS PRA on CAI’s website. Here Ms. Miller and Ms. Brown discuss the balcony bill in detail and raise a very good point-that Condo’s less than 10 years old may have additional rights under SB-800. Hidden damage exposed during destructive testing may qualify as a latent defect under SB 800 and therefore repairs might be paid for by the builder.

Here is an excerpt-

A NATIONAL CALL for action in response to the devastating Library Gardens deck collapse in Berkeley is now a matter of California law. The collapse of a deck extending off the exterior of a fourth-floor residential apartment building in Berkeley in 2015 led to a heightened awareness of the danger posed by elevated decks, walkways and balconies in multi-unit residential construction. In response to an otherwise preventable tragedy, Senator Gerald A. Hill of San Mateo most recently introduced Senate Bill 326, now signed into law.

The “Balcony Bill” is now codified in the new Civil Code Section 5551, and requires California condominium associations with three or more units to conduct visual inspections of not just balconies, but all “exterior elevated elements,” which may include balconies, decks, stairways, elevated walkways and railings. Any components that extend beyond the exterior walls of the building to deliver structural loads and are supported in whole or in part by wood, or wood-based products, are included in these inspection mandates.”

Read the whole article at CAI’s website. A new page will open Allowing you to return to Deck expert.com after reading

https://www.caicommunicator-digital.com/caiq/0220_volume_13_issue_2/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1583796#articleId1583796

CONSUMER ALERT- PALM SPRINGS AND SAN DIEGO BASED WICR WATERPROOFING ALSO OWNS DECK INSPECTOR INC THAT TOGETHER ARE TERRORIZING THEIR CLIENTS.

I have heard from several clients of Deck Inspector inc and or WICR waterproofing who have told me horror stories about David Mazor’s tactics. Threats that if they don’t “fix balconies” that they will send a report to the city saying that the decks are dangerous etc. David likes to use his wife’s law firm lindborg and Mazor LLP to bully clients. I can’t give you legal advice but I would tell you to go get legal advice and do not allow WICR or David Mazor try to push you around. I would encourage you to file complaints with the CSLB the attorney general’s office as well as the department of consumer affairs. If you receive threatening letters from his attorneys I would suggest that you go to the state bar and file complaints against them.

Is it a conflict of interest to do deck inspections under the balcony bill laws in California without disclosing that the company you are being referred to make the repairs or do the destructive testing is owned by the same person?

Do your research before you contract with anyone for balcony inspections and make sure that there are no conflicts of interest with your inspector and if there are, to spell them out so you have full knowledge and the ability to make prudent business decisions.

Deck Inspector LLC in S California is owned by David Mazor who owns WICR waterproofing and I am told that he and his apparent grifter sin Sean Krubinski are not disclosing that crucial fact to their clients. It’s a matter of ethics. Clicking the links below will show that both entities are owned by David Mazor and leave little doubt for consumers about the actual conflicts of interest.

Confidential sources tell us that Deck Inspector LLC is failing decks with even a small crack, demanding that they must make repairs immediately and WICR is charging fees that are exceedingly high. Unless a deck has structural issues that are life threatening, decks can be repaired on the property management company or HOA’s decision within a reasonable time.

Remember, investigate your inspection company and make sure they are independent with no conflicts of interest.

See our page of independent and unbiased balcony inspectors that have been vetted and determined to have no conflicts of interest in doing balcony inspections by clicking here QUALIFIED Deck Inspector’s FOR SB 721 & SB 326 DECK INSPECTIONS

I would also warn consumers that if Mark Marsch Consulting is involved, he has close personal relationships with ownership of these companies and was found to be a biased expert by a Judge in San Bernardino Superior Court.

These links go to the California Secretary of States website and are recent filings clearly showing the same owner on both business listings.

ttps://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=202019910332-30019991

https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=02035745-28689110